The Universal Transport Analysis - UTA module represents a new generation of tester with this ability to support almost all the existing transport standards: Ethernet, SDH/SONET, OTN. With its small size, the UTA module fits in the CMA5000a platform and provides a very portable solution for field engineer.
The UTA module also supports hot pluggable XFP and SFP transceivers. This feature brings a lot of configurability to the module. Whatever the network or equipment to test, the field engineer has the insurance to be able to equip his UTA module with the right optical/electrical interface.
10 Gig Ethernet tests made virtually automatic with the CMA5000a UTA module
The 10 GigE application of the Universal Transport Analysis (UTA) module provides a powerful set of test functions for all the technicians and engineers tasked with the installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of today’s 10 GigE networks. All they need for testing 10 GigE LAN-PHY and WAN-PHY networks is available in one single module including: traffic monitoring and generation, performances analysis according to RFC2544, continuity check (PING), loop back tests in switched networks and more. In particular, RFC 2544 tests are completely automated and provide simple acquisition of Throughput, Frame Loss, Latency and Burstability.
The perfect tool for testing SDH & SONET core networks up to 10 Gbps
SDH and SONET technologies are firmly established in the core and metropolitan networks. STM 1/4/16/64 and OC 3/12/48/192 are widely deployed in today’s networks. While great care is devoted to warrant a very high quality of transport, in the real world of day-to-day installation, commissioning and maintenance activities things are not always running smooth.
To this effect, several important tests are always carried out in order to assess the good behavior of these networks before turn-up. Similarly, when the network has been turned on, it is paramount to keep monitoring the network health at physical level and beyond.
The SDH/SONET application of the UTA module provides a complete set of test functions for testing SDH/SONET networks up to 10 Gbps, among which we find the checking & monitoring of the optical levels, alarm, error & frequency stressing, tributary mapping checking, routing, connectivity and pointer tests on the synchronous payloads, round trip delay measurement, BER tests, automatic protection scheme switching time and more.
As a part of the UTA applications family, the SDH/SONET application is just one test solution among many others. The UTA module has been designed to support almost all the transport standards of modern networks (ex: 10 GigE, Fibre Channel, G.709, …) and represents a new class of tester for the field engineers. One tool is all you need!
Test all OTN rates up to 11.095 Gbps with one single module
The emergence of ITU-T G.709 recommendation in 2001 ("Network Node Interfaces for the Optical Transport Network (OTN)") has paved the way for a new generation of DWDM optical transport networks whereby several important mechanisms enable the following capabilities:
- Management and intelligence in the optical domain
- Compatibility with all existing network communication protocols
- Enhancement of about 5-6 dB in optical budget through the use of Forward Error Correction scheme (FEC) The CMA5000a UTA module supports the OTU-1 (2.66 Gbps) and OTU-2 (10.709 Gbps) frame formats as defined in the G.709 recommendation. In addition, the UTA module also supports the 11.049 Gbps FEC and 11.095 Gbps FEC formats. Both formats are identical to standard OTU-2 frame but with overclocking in order to authorize the mapping of 10 GigE-LAN traffic directly into the OTN frame. The two rates (11.049 and 11.095 Gbps) correspond to the two different methods of mapping into OTU-2: with and without fixed stuff.